Weekend opening expected for Ayton to Chirnside road

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A ROAD in the Scottish Borders which was closed on Friday when a culvert collapsed could be re-opened by the weekend, writes Bob Burgess.

A new 900mm pipe to replace the failed culvert on the B6355 Ayton to Chirnside route will be put in place tomorrow (Wednesday).

Tarring work will also start tomorrow and is expected to be completed on Thursday.

A spokesman for the local council commented: “Weather permitting it is hoped the road will be re-opened for the weekend.

“Further works are expected to take place next week with traffic lights in place.”

A diversion is currently operating for all traffic along the A6105 Berwick road